Unite plans £40m Birmingham student halls project

Aaron Morby 6 years ago
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Student accommodation specialist Unite has exchanged contracts to acquire a new development site in the heart of Birmingham.

New development site is understood to be next to Unite's student scheme called the Heights
New development site is understood to be next to Unite's student scheme called the Heights

The site will eventually provide a home for 600 students, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

Including the cost of the land, the building’s development is expected to cost £40m and be opened in 2019.

The site is in Birmingham city centre, very close to Aston University and a short walk from Birmingham City University who together educate over 28,085 full-time students.

The development is adjacent to an operational Unite building and will bring the total beds operated in Birmingham to around 3,300 across five properties.

Richard Simpson, managing director of Property for Unite Students, said“This central Birmingham site fulfils our criteria for growth and investment returns in a strong, regional location and we are delighted to have exchanged contracts to acquire it.

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